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Collection African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883-1923

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  • Castle Walk

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: 78 rpm, mono, 10 in. | Recorded in 1913. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Meacham, F. W. - Dabney, [Ford] - Europe's Society Orchestra - Europe, James Reese
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1913
  • Tell me dusky maiden

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Recorded on Feb.9, 1903. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - [Cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Dudley and Macdonough, [Harry]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1903
  • She waited at the altar in vain

    Instrumental parts | 16 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: Leader, viola, cello, bass, flute, B-flat clarinet, trombone, drums, B-flat cornet. (Content). Copyright MDCCCXCVI by Hamilton S. Gordon. (Copyright). 7 blank pages, 2nd violin part may be missing. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Davis, Gussie L. - Egener, C.A
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1896
  • Serenade blues

    Instrumental parts | 72 p., 5 1/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), D-flat piccolo, C flute, oboe, bassoon, E-flat clarinet, solo & 1st B-flat clarinets (2), 2nd B-flat clarinet, 3rd B-flat clarinet, B-flat soprano saxophone, solo E-flat alto saxophone, E-flat alto saxophone, B-flat tenor saxophone, E-flat baritone saxophone, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), trombone solo, 1st ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Sissle, [Noble] - Blake, Eubie - Trinkaus, George J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1922
  • The maid of Timbuctoo

    Instrumental parts | 24 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | "Intro. Take Yo' Name Off Ma Door". Bound with and shelved under "Egypt" by Clare Kummer. (Content). Copyight MCMIII by Jos. W. Stern & Co. N.Y. (Copyright). Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute & piccolo, 1st clarinet in A, 2nd clarinet in A, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Cole, [Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - O'Hare, W.C. - Johnson, James Weldon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Shame on you

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 3910 Issued late 1904 or early 1905. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - [Smith, Chris] - Murray, Billy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1904
  • J. Rosamond Johnson (John Rosamond), 1873-1954

    Biography. Biography. When World War I broke out, Johnson received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 15th Regiment. After the war, he toured with his own groups, and even sang and played the part of a lawyer in the original production of Porgy and Bess in 1935. J. Rosamond Johnson died in New York City on November 11, 1954.

  • Mockin' bird rube

    Instrumental parts | 36 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Bound with "By right of sword" by Theo. Bendix, printed on reverse pages. Cataloged separately. (Content). Copyright MCMIV by M. Witmark & Sons N.Y. (Copyright). Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, piccolo, oboe, bassoon, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 2nd clarinet in B-flat, horns in F, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Tyers, William H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • I've lost my teddy bear

    Instrumental parts | 30 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet - conductor(2), solo or 1st B-flat clarinet (2), basses (2), drums (2), 3rd B-flat cornet, 3rd B-flat clarinet, oboe, bassoon, 1st trombone, 2nd trombone, baritone (bass clef), B-flat baritone (treb clef), 3rd trombone, B-flat bass, 2nd B-flat cornet, 2nd B-flat clarinet, 1st E-flat alto, 2nd E-flat alto, E-flat clarinet, ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Cole, [Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - La Farge, Hall
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909
  • Billy Johnson, 1858-1916

    Biography. Biography. After a period in Chicago, where Johnson got married, dabbled in politics, wrote some songs, and appeared in the last Pekin Stock Company production, he returned to the New York stage around 1911. The last show he performed in was Twenty Miles from Home in 1914. Billy Johnson died in 1916 after a fall.

  • Sally in our alley

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | "Tenor Solo" (Content). Mx: 175 -2 Recorded in 1901 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - Gaskin, George J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1901
  • Demande et reponse

    Instrumental parts | 58 p., 10 1/2 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet, E-flat flute & piccolo, oboes, bassoons, E-flat clarinets, 1st B-flat clarinet, 2nd B-flat clarinet, 3rd & 4th B-flat clarinets, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd B-flat cornet, 3rd & 4th B-flat cornets, E-flat soprano cornet, E-flat trumpets, 1st & 2nd trombones (bass clef), 1st & 2nd trombones (tenor clef), bass trombone, ...

    • Contributor: Hawkes & Son - Coleridge Taylor, Samuel
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • Waltz - "Molly Green"

    vocal score | 44 p., 10 3/8 x 7 in. | Copyright 1907 by W.M. Cook. (Copyright). On melodies from the Negro musical comedy "In Dahomey". "By arrangement with Messrs. Keith, Prowse, & Co. Ltd." Vocal Score (Form). Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Boosey & Co. - Cook, Will Marion - Hume, J. Ord
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1907

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  • Indians along Broadway

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 11 in. | Mx: 331 Issued in 1904 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: American Record Co. - [Burt, Benjamin Hapgood] - Collins, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1904
  • In a little sedan chair : A Japanese love song

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | "Orchestra Accompaniment" (Content). Mx: 21253 -2 Issued in mid-to-late 1918. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Emerson - Cole, [Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Rice, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • I'm goin' to live anyhow till I die

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), 1st B-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), drums (2), E-flat clarinet (2), E-flat cornet (2), B-flat tenors (2), 2nd & 3rd E-flat altos (2), solo E-flat alto, 1st E-flat alto, 1st trombone, 2nd trombone, 2nd B-flat clarinet, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd B-flat cornet, 3rd B-flat cornet, baritone (bass clef), ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Edmonds, Sheppard - Boettger, E.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902
  • I ain't had no lovin in a long time

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Baritone Solo, Orchestra Accompaniment" (Content). Mx: 3943 [unknown take] Recorded in late 1908 or early 1909. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [Cole, Robert] - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - [Roberts, Bob]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1909
  • Love will find a way

    Instrumental parts | 72 p., 7 x 5 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), D-flat piccolo, C flute, E-flat clarinet, solo & 1st B-flat clarinets (2), 2nd B-flat clarinet, 3rd B-flat clarinet, oboe, bassoon, solo E-flat alto saxophone, B-flat soprano saxophone, E-flat alto saxophone, B-flat tenor saxophone, E-flat baritone saxophone, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), trombone solo, 1st & ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark and Sons - Blake, Eubie - Sissle, Noble - Trinkaus, Geo. J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921
  • Gypsy blues

    Instrumental parts | 72 p., 5 1/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), D-flat piccolo, C flute, oboe, bassoon, E-flat clarinet, solo & 1st B-flat clarinets (2), 2nd B-flat clarinet, 3rd B-flat clarinet, B-flat soprano saxophone, solo E-flat alto saxophone, E-flat alto saxophone, B-flat tenor saxophone, E-flat baritone saxophone, 1st B-flat cornet, 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), trombone solo, 1st ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Sissle, [Noble] - Trinkaus, George J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921
  • My little belle Creole

    Instrumental parts | 20 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, B-flat clarinet, trombone, drums, 1st and 2nd B-flat cornets. (Content). Copyright MCM by Hamilton S. Gordon, 139 5th Ave. (Copyright). 9 blank pages. Instrumental Parts (Form). Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Davis, Gussie L. - Doyle, Alfred F.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1900
  • Darktown grenadiers, The

    Instrumental parts | 16 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet in B-flat, cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1905 by Hamilton S. Gordon. (Copyright). 7 blank pages Publisher address: 1241-51 Broadway, New York. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Brymn, J. Tim - Carle, William J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905
  • My black Scotch baby

    Instrumental parts | 16 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, A clarinet, trombone, drums, A cornet. (Content). Copyright 1906 by Hamilton S. Gordon. (Copyright). 7 blank pages. Pub. address: 1241 B'Way N.Y. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Jones, Irving - Carle, William J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906
  • I'm saving it all for you

    Instrumental parts | 24 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), 1st B-flat clarinet (2), basses (2), drums (2), 1st & 2nd altos in E-flat (2), 3rd & 4th altos in E-flat (2), 1st & 2nd tenors (2), 1st & 2nd trombones (2), piccolo in D-flat (2), E-flat clarinet (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat clarinets (2), 2nd & 3rd ...

    • Contributor: American Musical Library - Johnson, Billy - Moore, Lloyd
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905
  • Goodnight Angeline

    Instrumental parts | 34 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), solo or 1st B-flat clarinet (2), basses (2), drums (2), 1st & 2nd trombones - treble clef (2), 1st & 2nd trombones - bass clef (2), 1st & 2nd E-flat horns (2), 3rd & 4th E-flat horns (2), D-flat piccolo, C flute, oboe, bassoon, E-flat clarinet, 2nd B-flat ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Meacham, F. W. - Sissle, Noble - Ivers, Harold
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1920
  • In the valley where the blue birds sing

    Instrumental parts | 26 p., 10 3/4 by 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1902 by Jos. W. Stern & Co. N.Y. (Copyright). "Intro. Down by the Summer Sea" "Medley Waltz" "Down by the Summer Sea" is by Witt. "In the Valley" ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Solman - Witt, Max S.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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